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Aquaculture in the UK: Market Research Report

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Aquaculture Market Research Report | SIC A03.210 | Oct 2016

Good catch: Industry exports are rapidly growing to meet strong global demand

IBISWorld’s Aquaculture market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Ltd Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Ltd market share
Hjaltland Seafarms UK Ltd Hjaltland Seafarms UK Ltd market share
Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd market share
Scottish Sea Farms Ltd Scottish Sea Farms Ltd market share
The Scottish Salmon Co Ltd The Scottish Salmon Co Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Aquaculture industry is expected to grow strongly over the five-year period ending 2016-17. Industry revenue is led by salmon growth. Trout, mussels and other shellfish are also farmed, but nearly 95% of industry revenue is estimated to come from salmon farming. The industry is dominated by farming of Atlantic salmon in the Scottish lochs and throughout the island coastlines of Scotland. The performance of the industry is highly dependent on trends in global salmon prices and supply conditions in competing producer countries. During the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is estimated to rise at a compound annual rate of 5.7% to reach £922.3 million.

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays a medium level of concentration. The top four players in the industry are estimated to account for 58.1% of revenue in 2016-17. Marine Harvest, the largest player, generates more than one-fifth of industry revenue. The ongoing success of the industry's major players has limited the opportunities for smaller participants. This is reflected in the high level of consolidation activity over the past five years, as the larger players buy up small, local fish farmers in order to obtain market share. This was demonstrated in 2012 when Scottish Salmon Co acquired the smaller oyster farmer Loch Fyne Oysters as part of a joint venture with the private equity firm Northern Link Ltd. Fur.. purchase to read more


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What is the Aquaculture Industry?

Companies in this industry farm salmon, trout, shellfish and other aquatic organisms in nets or cages in marine and freshwater lochs or coastal waters.

Industry Products
Industry Activities
Salmon farmingTrout farmingMussel farmingOther shellfish farming

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